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                                Officials break ground outside Salt House Church for the Eastside’s first permanent women and family shelter. Workers hope to complete construction in 2020.

Eastside’s first permanent shelter breaks ground

The shelter will serve single women and families with children who are experiencing homelessness.

 

EvergreenHealth seeks to secure funding through a voter-approved bond measure that would pay for critical upgrades at the Kirkland medical center. The Family Maternity Center was last renovated in 1996 and officials hope to modernize the space for new families. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

EvergreenHealth seeks support in upcoming ballot measure

The health system is asking for local voters to approve a bond measure of $345 million over 20 years.

 

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                                The Sound Transit double-decker buses replace the articulated buses on Everett to Bellevue routes along I-405. The 14.5-foot tall buses seat more people for an equal footprint and similar fuel economy.

Double-deckers descend on the Eastside

The new 14.5-foot tall buses will run from Everett to Bellevue, with stops in Bothell and Kirkland.

 

Bothell’s Country Village opened in 1981 and offers around 40 small businesses a place to operate. It was thought to be closing this month, but recently announced shops will remain open until June 1. Aaron Kunkler / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

Country Village announces some shops will remain open until June

The well-loved village announced the two-month extension for certain businesses two days after its supposed closure.

Bothell’s Country Village opened in 1981 and offers around 40 small businesses a place to operate. It was thought to be closing this month, but recently announced shops will remain open until June 1. Aaron Kunkler / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter
Work crews construct the first floor of Kenmore’s newest downtown development, the Flyway. The building is adjacent to the Hangar, Kenmore’s community center, and will be a mixed retail and residential space.

Kenmore’s newest downtown development breaks ground

The Flyway broke ground last week and aims to complete construction by February 2020.

Work crews construct the first floor of Kenmore’s newest downtown development, the Flyway. The building is adjacent to the Hangar, Kenmore’s community center, and will be a mixed retail and residential space.
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                                Country Village is home to more than 40 local businesses. It is unclear whether these shops will secure new locations in Bothell before the center closes in April 2019.

Country Village closed after hosting local shops since 1985

The Country Village hosted about 40 local shops and restaurants before closing on March 31.

Aaron Kunkler / Bothell-Kenmore Reporter 
                                Country Village is home to more than 40 local businesses. It is unclear whether these shops will secure new locations in Bothell before the center closes in April 2019.
The West Sammamish Bridge is currently safe to drive over with a weight restriction and the city of Kenmore expects it to remain safe while the replacement project is delayed by about a year. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Record-breaking federal government shutdown delays Kenmore bridge project

The West Sammamish River Bridge project has been delayed a year.

The West Sammamish Bridge is currently safe to drive over with a weight restriction and the city of Kenmore expects it to remain safe while the replacement project is delayed by about a year. Kailan Manandic/staff photo
Violet Martinez and her two friends on either side meet Kenmore Mayor David Baker shortly before throwing the first pitch at Moorlands Park. Violet has Lymphoma and has begun to lose her hair after recently finishing her second round of chemo. Photo courtesy of Kenmore

Kenmore celebrates Moorlands park with first pitch ceremony

Mayor David Baker joined local little league player Violet Martinez in throwing the first pitch.

Violet Martinez and her two friends on either side meet Kenmore Mayor David Baker shortly before throwing the first pitch at Moorlands Park. Violet has Lymphoma and has begun to lose her hair after recently finishing her second round of chemo. Photo courtesy of Kenmore

The state of the city of Kenmore highlighted development

Rob Karlinsey gave the annual address, pointing out city achievements and shortcomings.

Mary’s Place issued a thank you letter to the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce which was published in a recent chamber newsletter. Photo courtesy of the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce

Chamber gives largest auction donation ever to Mary’s Place

The Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce donated $7,975 to Mary’s Place, a local nonprofit.

Mary’s Place issued a thank you letter to the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce which was published in a recent chamber newsletter. Photo courtesy of the Bothell Kenmore Chamber of Commerce
Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic

Life science hits its stride on the Eastside

Life science has strong roots in Washington, contributing economically and scientifically.

A comparison of how many life science companies are on the Eastside and in other Washington cities. Kailan Manandic

Snow day suspends garbage service in Bothell

Recology CleanScapes suspended service for Feb. 4 due to the snowfall.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the State Route 99 viaduct three days before its closure. Andy Bronson/The Herald

Week one of ‘Viadoom’ is viadud on Eastside

WSDOT works with commuters to minimize impacts during Seattle’s longest major highway closure.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the State Route 99 viaduct three days before its closure. Andy Bronson/The Herald
Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited the Reporter’s office. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

Northshore area lawmakers sponsor attorney general bills

The bills focus on gun control, consumer protection and raising vape and tobacco product age limits.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited the Reporter’s office. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo
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UPDATE: 911 services partially back online, FCC investigates

CenturyLink and King County report most 911 calls are getting through.

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Rising rat populations cost Eastsiders thousands in repairs

The widespread increase in rat populations has been wreaking havoc in previously untouched areas.

Firefighter Tyler Griffith sits in the driver’s seat wearing a Santa cap. Local firefighters will be decorating a fire engine this year as they drive around gathering donations and meeting with residents. Photo courtesy of the city of Bothell

Local firefighters bring Santa to Bothell

Local IAFF members will tour around Bothell this December, collecting donations for Hopelink.

Firefighter Tyler Griffith sits in the driver’s seat wearing a Santa cap. Local firefighters will be decorating a fire engine this year as they drive around gathering donations and meeting with residents. Photo courtesy of the city of Bothell
Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration

‘Porch pirates’ plunder local packages

Eastside police departments spoke on the ‘porch pirate’ problem and ask locals to report the crime.

Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration
Members of the Bothell Police Department and Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr pose with Beca Nistrian and Will Tinkham after the city made its proclamation for “Cup of Kindness Day” on May 1. Photo via Twitter

Bothell nominated as a top 10 nicest place in America

Reader’s Digest held its second annual search for the nicest place in America. Bothell is a finalist.

Members of the Bothell Police Department and Deputy Mayor Davina Duerr pose with Beca Nistrian and Will Tinkham after the city made its proclamation for “Cup of Kindness Day” on May 1. Photo via Twitter